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==List of Jewish Holidays==
 
==List of Jewish Holidays==
  
*[[Chodesh Elul]]
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*[[Chodesh Elul]], the month of repentance heralding the new year, during which the shofar is blown daily and [[Selichot]] are recited
*[[Rosh Hashana]]
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*[[Rosh Hashana]], the Jewish new year, on which the Shofar is blown in coronation of Hashem over the world.
*[[Aseret Yimei Teshuva]]
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*[[Aseret Yimei Teshuva]], the ten days of repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
*[[Yom Kippur]]
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*[[Yom Kippur]], the day of atonement, when the judgement for the year is sealed.
*[[Sukkot]]
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*[[Sukkot]], the Feast of Tabernacles, during which Jews sit in a Sukkah and shake the Arba Minim (Lulav, Etrog, Hadasim, and Aravot)
*[[Shemini Aseret]]
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*[[Shemini Aseret]], the one day holiday that concludes the Tishrei series of Yamim Tovim
*[[Simchat Torah]]
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*[[Simchat Torah]], the day celebrating the concluding of the Torah
*[[Chanukah]]
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*[[Chanukah]], the eight day festival of lights
*[[Tu BiShevat]]
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*[[Tu BiShevat]], the new year for the trees
*[[Purim]]
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*[[Purim]], commemorating the hidden miracles that saved the Jewish people from Haman's plot to annihilate the nation.
*[[Purim Katan]]
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*[[Purim Katan]], the 14th of Adar I of a leap year
*[[Pesach]]
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*[[Pesach]], celebrating the exodus from Egypt with the seder, Matzah, Maror, and no Chametz
*[[Yom HaAtzmaut]]
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*[[Sefirat HaOmer]], the counting of the Omer from Pesach to Shavuot
*[[Lag BaOmer]]
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*[[Yom HaAtzmaut]], Israeli Independence Day
*[[Sefirat HaOmer]]
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*[[Lag BaOmer]], the 33rd day of the Omer, on which Rabbi Akiva's students stopped dying in a plague.
*[[Shavuot]]
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*[[Shavuot]], celebrating the receiving of the Torah with all night Torah study and dairy foods
*[[Yom Tov]]
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*[[Yom Tov]], holidays on which non-food related Melacha is prohibited
*[[Chol HaMoed]]
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*[[Chol HaMoed]], intermediate days between the the
*[[Rosh Chodesh]]
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*[[Rosh Chodesh]], the beginning of the new month
*[[Three Weeks]]
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*[[Three Weeks]], the three weeks of mourning over the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, beginning with [[Shiva Asar BeTamuz]] and ending with [[Tisha BeAv]]
*[[Nine Days]]
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*[[Nine Days]], the nine days of the month of Av, from Rosh Chodesh to Tisha BeAv, during which the mourning practices become more intense.
 
*[[Fast Days]]
 
*[[Fast Days]]
*[[Tisha BeAv]]
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*[[Tisha BeAv]], the day of compounded tragedy for the Jewish Nation
*[[Tu BeAv]]
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*[[Tu BeAv]], the day of much celebration for the Jewish Nation
  
 
===Jewish holidays by month===
 
===Jewish holidays by month===

Revision as of 14:50, 6 August 2020

For laws relating to Jewish holidays, see Yom Tov

Jewish holidays, (Hebrew: Yamim Tovim, ימים טובים‎, singular Yom Tov, יום טוב) occur throughout the year. The Halachik status of holidays vary, depending on the origin of the festival.

List of Jewish Holidays

  • Chodesh Elul, the month of repentance heralding the new year, during which the shofar is blown daily and Selichot are recited
  • Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, on which the Shofar is blown in coronation of Hashem over the world.
  • Aseret Yimei Teshuva, the ten days of repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
  • Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, when the judgement for the year is sealed.
  • Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, during which Jews sit in a Sukkah and shake the Arba Minim (Lulav, Etrog, Hadasim, and Aravot)
  • Shemini Aseret, the one day holiday that concludes the Tishrei series of Yamim Tovim
  • Simchat Torah, the day celebrating the concluding of the Torah
  • Chanukah, the eight day festival of lights
  • Tu BiShevat, the new year for the trees
  • Purim, commemorating the hidden miracles that saved the Jewish people from Haman's plot to annihilate the nation.
  • Purim Katan, the 14th of Adar I of a leap year
  • Pesach, celebrating the exodus from Egypt with the seder, Matzah, Maror, and no Chametz
  • Sefirat HaOmer, the counting of the Omer from Pesach to Shavuot
  • Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day
  • Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer, on which Rabbi Akiva's students stopped dying in a plague.
  • Shavuot, celebrating the receiving of the Torah with all night Torah study and dairy foods
  • Yom Tov, holidays on which non-food related Melacha is prohibited
  • Chol HaMoed, intermediate days between the the
  • Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the new month
  • Three Weeks, the three weeks of mourning over the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, beginning with Shiva Asar BeTamuz and ending with Tisha BeAv
  • Nine Days, the nine days of the month of Av, from Rosh Chodesh to Tisha BeAv, during which the mourning practices become more intense.
  • Fast Days
  • Tisha BeAv, the day of compounded tragedy for the Jewish Nation
  • Tu BeAv, the day of much celebration for the Jewish Nation

Jewish holidays by month

Month Jewish holidays and related events
Tishrei
Rosh Hashana - Aseret Yimei Teshuva - Yom Kippur - Sukkot - Chol HaMoed Sukkot - Shemini Aseret - Simchat Torah
Kislev
Chanukah
Teves
Asara B'Tevet
Shevat
Tu BiShevat
Adar
Tanit Ester - Purim - Purim Katan
Nissan
Tanit Bechorot - Pesach - Chol HaMoed Pesach - Sefirat HaOmer
Iyar
Yom HaAtzmaut - Pesach Sheni - Lag BaOmer
Sivan
Shavuot
Tammuz
Shiva Asar BeTamuz - Three Weeks
Menachem Av
Nine Days - Tisha BeAv - Tu BeAv
Elul
Chodesh Elul
Misc.
Yom Tov - Yom Tov Sheni - Rosh Chodesh - Issru Chag

See also